Rain to make Sepang 'distressing' in 2011

Rain to make Sepang 'distressing' in 2011

By Motorsport.com/GMM

Rain could make this weekend's Malaysian grand prix both "interesting" and "distressing", according to McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale.

Rain is expected for this year’s Malaysian GP
Rain is expected for this year’s Malaysian GP

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At present, there is a high chance of rain - as well as the usual hot and humid conditions - for the Sepang event.

In 2009, the race was stopped due to torrential rain, and last year in qualifying a downpour stranded top drivers for McLaren and Ferrari down the grid.

This time, a new factor is the Pirelli tyres, with the Italian supplier's wet-weather products yet to be fully tested and understood.

A high possibility of rain will make it very interesting for all of the spectators

Jonathan Neale

"A high possibility of rain will make it very interesting for all of the spectators and very distressing for all of us teams," Neale said during a media teleconference.

To EFE news agency, reserve driver Pedro de la Rosa said: "The Malaysia conditions are extreme on all levels, especially the temperature and humidity but also the amount of water on the track in the case of rain."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa
Teams Ferrari , McLaren
Tags malaysia, neale, rain